"Verve Of The Void" is a collaborative work, created by Charles Rice Goff III and Hal McGee. The project began in late 2002, when McGee proposed that the two composers create an album of "space music." The resulting album, finished in 2003, is a far cry from the New Age sort of "space music" that has developed into a genre familiar to the masses. Verve Of The Void takes listeners into the more mysterious and threatening areas of space.
To execute the project, each composer created about thirty minutes of recordings, burned the results onto a CDR, and mailed them off to his counterpart collaborator through the post. Goff divided his thirty minutes into three separate pieces; McGee created one long piece. Then each composer went to work, altering and adding to the recordings created by his counterpart. A number of instruments, sound effects, sonic generators, and prerecorded materials were employed throughout the composition process to sculpt the final results. Verve Of The Void was released by the independent recording labels of both Goff and McGee in 2003.
All four final compositions from the project are presented here:
1 Hydrogen Into Helium
3 Hissing Nebular Gas
Taped Rugs Productions